We are done with celebrations of Independence day yesterday. Most of us were seen snoring, watching TV, catching up with friends, and many were seen at the movie halls. And yes, not to forget, people wished each other on Facebook.
I was wondering what Independence meant for us? Country where still, 67% of households in rural areas do not have toilets, where people at least in 22% rural households walk half a kilometer to get drinking water – reminds us of our rights. Country where rapes are taking place every hour needs recollection of the fact how women are not respected in the country. The nation is getting fragmented in pieces in the name of dividing states. Scandals and scams are defining the country. All that I am speaking is nothing. We all know it, we all have read about them
Following the lines of Tagore, “Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.” I should say, awakening from the inside is important. Awake my people, awake!